Education

After Pushback, a Retreat from Standardized Testing in Schools

Portland Public Schools changes its mind on testing requirements during virtual school—at least for now.

09/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Old College Try

Oregon Universities Are Facing a Sophie’s Choice When it Comes to Coronavirus

Open up, and place students at risk of contracting coronavirus, or stay closed, and face a financial freefall.

08/01/2020 By Beth Slovic

Back to School?

As Coronavirus Cases Continue to Rise in Oregon, Hopes Dim for In-Person School

The Portland Association of Teachers says that unless COVID-19’s spread can be stopped, it’s not safe to open schools.

07/09/2020 By Julia Silverman

What Now?

The New Reality of Education Is No Pomp, All Circumstance

Maggie Stanton, senior at St. Mary’s Academy, on living through history.

06/01/2020 Edited by Conner Reed

What Now?

Is School Out Forever?

How Portland schools and parents should prepare for a future of online classrooms

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Community

The Fab Lab Puts Out 60 Free Hours of Digital Daycare for Your Kiddos

The Portland children's science show recently uploaded 60 hours of content for kids K–5 thanks to a little help from their friends.

05/08/2020 By Eden Dawn

Distance Learning

What Might Oregon Schools Look Like This Fall?

Portland schools are in session through June 10. September could bring a mix of in-person and virtual learning.

05/06/2020 By Julia Silverman

How We’re Coping

A Portland Public School Teacher (and Award-Winning Graphic Novelist) on Being There for His Students Onscreen

Aron Nels Steinke talks virtual education and how to support your local indie bookstore.

04/09/2020 By Julia Silverman

School's Out

BREAKING: Gov. Kate Brown Closes Oregon Schools for the Remainder of the School Year

The decision was expected. But that doesn't mean it hurts any less.

04/08/2020 By Julia Silverman

Socially Distant Learning

School's In, at Your House. Now What?

Advice from a pro for the homeschooling journey ahead of parents everywhere

04/02/2020 By Julia Silverman

Public Health

School's Out. Now What?

If you're suddenly home-schooling, here are some resources to help out.

03/13/2020 By Julia Silverman

Education

NEW: Graduation Rates are Up in Oregon, But We're Still No New Jersey

Newly-released data shows that 80 percent of the class of 2019 graduated after four years in high school.

01/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Reformer

Jonathan Garcia Is Disrupting the Status Quo at Portland Public Schools

The chief engagement officer has a message for the state’s largest school district. Is the city ready to listen?

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Climate Warriors

These High Schoolers Are Tired of Waiting for Adults to Curb Climate Change

The world has Greta Thunberg. Portland has Charlie Abrams and Jeremy Clark.

01/21/2020 By Sarah Mirk

High Choir Act

This Catlin Gabel Choir Teacher Is Writing a Requiem for Victims of Racial Violence

Damien Geter’s 'An African American Requiem' will premiere at the Schnitz in May.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Magic School Bus

A STEAM-Powered Mobile Classroom Brings Hands-On Science Projects to Beaverton

G. Douglas Bundy wants to forgo worksheets and have students take up making.

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Madam Librarian

Meet the NoPo Librarian Who’s Watching Over an Entire School of Bookworms

James John Elementary doesn’t have a ton of wealthy parents. But the book-loving culture there runs deep.

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Smart Alecks

Portland Private Schools, by the Numbers: 2020

Local private schools enroll thousands of area kids in programs ranging from language immersion to faith-based.

01/21/2020 Edited by Julia Silverman

Honor Roll

The State of Portland Schools in 2020

Six intrepid locals evolving and improving the city’s education system from the inside.

01/21/2020 Edited by Julia Silverman

High Times

Study: College Kids Smoke More Weed, Drink Less Beer, Once Pot Is Legal

Oregon State researchers are digging into the long-term effects of legalization, with some surprising results

01/16/2020 By Daniel Bromfield